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Turkeys

We have had a single female turkey wandering around our property lately.

Fun Fact: It turns out she made a nest in the orchard. I’ll see if I can get pictures of that soon.

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May 12, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Letting things slide: progress in cleaning up the garden

Here are a series of pictures showing my slow progress:

GGS A

GGS A

GGS D starting point

GGS D starting point

GGS E clearing the fronds

GGS E clearing the fronds

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May 9, 2014 · admin · One Comment
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Spring Lettuce

Spring lettuce

Spring lettuce

May 8, 2014 · admin · 6 Comments
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Flower and sky

Red Runner Bean Flower

Red Runner Bean Flower

May 8, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Letting things slide: The Good

Good things can come out of letting things slide, too. This is the volunteer tomato from last year. It survived the winter and now we have tomatoes in May!

Overwintered Tomato plant

Overwintered Tomato plant

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May 8, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Letting things slide: The Bad

This is the Bean Bay at the back of the garden. Since I didn’t clean it up in Fall, it got a little… crowded.

Bean Bay Before

Bean Bay Before

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May 8, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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The first GGSs of the year

Here are two Garden Glamour Shots, two hours’ work apart.

Garden Glamour Shot "before"
Garden Glamour Shot "after"

Fun Fact: You can’t see the difference much, but there’s two zucchinis and 8 lettuce planted in the cleared spaces.

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April 19, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Letting things slide: the ugly

This is fennel, impacted into a cinderblock hole. It’s what happens when you let things slide for two years.

Impacted fennel stalks

Impacted fennel stalks

I could not pull it out of the cinderblock, and I wasn’t about to let it keep growing. So the cinderblock itself had to go.

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April 16, 2014 · admin · One Comment
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Ladybugs!

Here are the new ladybugs for this year. They’re new — look how small, the fennel flowers look ginormous in comparison.

Fun Fact: Ladybugs are fiercest when young; the little crocodile-like larvae are voracious.

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April 9, 2014 · admin · One Comment
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Magnificent Monster of a Potting Bench

We spent the last three weeks putting this together. Isn’t it fantastic?

Potting Bench

Potting Bench

There is one great big wash basin (soon to be plumbed), two spaces for plastic drop-in tubs in the middle, and the far-right side is three sides of plywood: all the better to dump soil onto.

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April 9, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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